Is there a book character you desperately wish you were like?

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  1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
    Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years ago

    Is there a book character you desperately wish you were like?

    Have you ever read a book and thought, "Wow, this IS me, but more awesome!"? If so, which one?

  2. alamch profile image64
    alamchposted 10 years ago

    Harry Porter... i always imagined that character that wow its me i'm doing the magic i'm into the scene harry porter is dream character

  3. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image77
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 10 years ago

    not yet, but there are still many books which I did not read.. smile

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Makes sense. Perhaps you're a historical character.

  4. CriticalMessage profile image70
    CriticalMessageposted 10 years ago

    Seeing that I am 'Grey'... No need for me to want to be that... SO?, I would want to be 'The Blue Fish' from Dr. Seuss...

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Not Sam-I-Am? wink

    2. CriticalMessage profile image70
      CriticalMessageposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nope... I want to be 'The Blue Fish'

  5. tlbliss profile image61
    tlblissposted 10 years ago

    I would have to say yes...Mary Poppins.

    This is one of the best stories in my opinion.  I love how life is so easy for Mary Poppins and how she is able to make others happy and jovial too.

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Kinda like Samantha from Bewitched, huh?

  6. Ramsa1 profile image60
    Ramsa1posted 10 years ago

    No. But I really wish that I was a famous best-selling author.

  7. tlmcgaa70 profile image59
    tlmcgaa70posted 10 years ago

    sam from lord of the rings and pollyanna...those two come closest to who i am so i identify with them.

  8. Ddraigcoch profile image78
    Ddraigcochposted 10 years ago

    I reckon some days I am Dr Seuss' "cat in the hat", whilst some days I am more like "The Grinch".. We are different things and people on different days I suppose.

  9. Neil Sperling profile image63
    Neil Sperlingposted 10 years ago

    Interesting question - As far as I know there is no biographies written about me, nor have I written an auto-biography to date - thus I can honestly say there is no book characters I wish I was like.

    Someone recently asked me what I would do different if I had my life to live over?

    I replied "nothing would be changed - I made it to here, I have learned to be comfortable in my own skin PLUS I long ago learned happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy. My life has been an adventure... let the adventure continue!!"

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting answer...

  10. Dardia profile image61
    Dardiaposted 10 years ago

    I don't know as I actually wish I were like any but there are many I think are pretty awesome. I mean to be able to see and deduce things as Sherlock Holmes would be great but I wouldn't want to be all messed up as he is. I have wondered whether I might fancy a certain male character or two as my boyfriend or husband, but never really seriously. After all to make the characters more entertaining there needs to be some negative to them.

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same applies to people, doesn't it? ))

  11. Hui (蕙) profile image60
    Hui (蕙)posted 10 years ago

    This is an awesome question, which really took me some time to think and flash back through some memories. Days back, I'd imagined myself as not few characters in stories, but I really can't say someone who I desperately wish to be!

  12. Docmo profile image89
    Docmoposted 10 years ago

    I have not been one but many.  I've been the boy Jim Hawkins aboard the pirate ship searching for the Treasure Island; I've been surrounded by pipe fumes and played the violin in 221B Baker street; I've journeyed through strange lands trying to destroy the One ring that rules them all; I've battled global super villains as a suave spy who has a License to Kill; I've been a brooding private eye looking for the Maltese Falcon; I've been a strange Belgian with a penchant for precision solving mysteries in Post war England; I've been the boy who lived;  the forensic examiner who finds clues from the mortal remains ; The Man with no name; The gunslinger; The mysterious stranger in the moors. I've bene heroes, villains, comedians, innocents and deviants. I've lived a thousand lives through books. Thanks for a brilliant question.

  13. Crewman6 profile image72
    Crewman6posted 10 years ago

    It would have to be Keith Doyle from Jody Lynn Nye's "Mythology 101".  He never gives up, works hard, helps others, and is relentlessly cheerful.

  14. Darkproxy profile image59
    Darkproxyposted 10 years ago

    BK-201 from DTB his combat skills and his bullet-proof trench coat and a white mask are totally bad ass

  15. Rod Marsden profile image68
    Rod Marsdenposted 10 years ago

    Since there have been Star Trek novels that have been created independent of either the television shows or movies, I think the logical person to be is Spok. If not Spok then Scotty. I wish there had been more time to develop the relationship between Scotty and Uhura. I think they would have made a lovely couple. On the Next Generation scene there's Captain Picard. I do so admire his love of books. In Discworld I fancy being either a member of the Assassin's Guild in good standing or Captain Carrot from the City Watch.

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's fascinating. smile

  16. Jenn-Anne profile image76
    Jenn-Anneposted 10 years ago

    I adore Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables books. I wish I could be more like her!

  17. Author Cheryl profile image80
    Author Cherylposted 10 years ago

    I live vicariously through my character.  I can't be a real serial killer but she does what I can't do lol

  18. His princesz profile image59
    His princeszposted 10 years ago

    The Proverbs 31 woman in the book of Proverbs from the Bible.

  19. Shanna11 profile image77
    Shanna11posted 10 years ago

    Hermione Granger. I'm vaguely obsessed with her. I'm always trying to learn and know everything and please everyone. It would be a lot easier if I were like her. tongue

    1. Alisa Arishina profile image60
      Alisa Arishinaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Desire to please everyone can be a painful little pest sometimes. If only there were more people like that!

  20. profile image0
    ashelladyhawkeposted 10 years ago

    Believe it or not, I would have to Isabella Swan of the Twilight Series. I totally understand what being an outsider to people is all about. It's like wishing you were born in a different time period or something. I am almost 46 and still feel that way today. But at the same time, I have learned that either you take me the way that I am, or leave me in peace. I have no more time for BS.


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